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Dr. Edmundo Raul Rubio, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2900 Lamb Circle; Suite 7-700a
Christiansburg, VA
 

Dr. Edmundo Rubio is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Rubio is professionally affiliated with Carilion Clinic. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Frank Hugo Biscardi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2900 Lamb Circle; Suite 7-700b
Christiansburg, VA
 

Dr. Frank Biscardi's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Dr. Biscardi accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa, Virginia Tech and Alpha Omega Alpha, VCU. Dr. Biscardi (or staff) is conversant in German and Italian.

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Dr. Mahtab Banej Foroozesh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2900 Lamb Circle; Suite 7-700a
Christiansburg, VA
 

Dr. Mahtab Foroozesh's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Foroozesh accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Foroozesh attended Tulane University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Jey-Dea Dea Chung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
2900 Lamb Circle; Suite 340
Christiansburg, VA
 

Dr. Jey-Dea Chung works as an anesthesiologist, pain doctor, and critical care specialist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. Before completing his residency at Misericordia Hospital, New York, Dr. Chung attended medical school at Chung Shan Medical University. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.

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Dr. Sanjiva Michael Lutchmedial, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2900 Lamb Circle, Suite 7-700b.; Carilion New River Valley (cmrv)
Christiansburg, VA
 

Dr. Sanjiva Lutchmedial's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Lutchmedial is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.

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Dr. Susanti Rahaju Ie, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2900 Lamb Circle; Suite 7-700a
Christiansburg, VA
 

Dr. Susanti Ie practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Roanoke, VA and Christiansburg, VA. Her clinical interests include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Ie accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She is professionally affiliated with Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

Dr. Lamiere Joseph Downing, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2900 Lamb Circle; Suite 300
Christiansburg, VA
 

Dr. L. Downing is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery specialist. Dr. Downing attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In his practice, he is particularly interested in abdominal surgery. He accepts Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Downing is professionally affiliated with Carilion Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

Dr. Umar Farooq Sofi, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2900 Lamb Circle; Suite 7-700b
Christiansburg, VA
 

Dr. Umar Sofi is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Roanoke, VA and Christiansburg, VA. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Srinagar and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sofi include interstitial lung disease. Dr. Sofi honors Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Sofi (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Carilion Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Interstitial Lung Disease

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What is Critical Care?

Critical care, or intensive care medicine, is the delivery of medical care to patients whose illness or injury is so seriously life threatening that they would likely die without intervention. It usually takes place in ICUs or trauma centers. It is referred to as critical care in North America, while it is called intensive care or intensive therapy in the rest of the world. Specialists in this field are sometimes referred to as intensivists.

Critical care may encompass a broad variety of medical specialties in the efforts to save a patient’s life. Critical care specialists must have a good knowledge of anesthesiology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, and other specialties. Besides their medical knowledge, intensivists must know a great deal about end-of-life issues, including ethics, advanced directives, and family counseling and bereavement.

Critical care is a relatively modern specialty, which developed along with ICUs beginning in the 1950’s. It looks different from regular medicine, and it can be recognized by the presence of more nurses, more monitoring, more invasive monitors and procedures, and the presence of life-sustaining therapies such as mechanical ventilators and vasopressors.

Specialists in critical care frequently have to make urgent and complex decisions. They use their knowledge and skill to provide intensive care to the most fragile patients and do their best to save lives.